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Latarian
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Car won't start and makes clicking noise


so my wife goes out to her car and it won't start only makes a clicking noise. I tried to jump it but no dice. We turned the key to test the interior lights and headlights and they immediately went dim. This a battery problem or something else? Her Tahoe is a 2005 and original battery is still in it.






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yellowfin
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


dead battery, find some jumper cables

eta: missed the part about trying to jump it How long did you let it charge before trying it?



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Bushmaster
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


Its the starter, bro.





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MamouTiger65
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


I had the same issue with my car Friday. Had to change the starter, cost about $500.





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Rickie
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


Sounds like you need a new battery, probably more than just dead





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Walt OReilly
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


sounds like the starter





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TBama93k
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


yeah battery just replace it





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KosmoCramer
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


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I tried to jump it but no dice





Alternator.

OR

Starter.

Most likely starter.



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tiger114
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


Dead battery. Go get a new one.

Send $50 to tiger114@gmail.com.

ETA: A dead battery sometimes will not even allow you to jump it off. If you are really curious, undo the battery and take it to an AutoZone, etc.

They can tell you if it is the battery or not.

(Make that $75. )



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Politiceaux
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


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so my wife goes out to her car and it won't start only makes a clicking noise. I tried to jump it but no dice. We turned the key to test the interior lights and headlights and they immediately went dim. This a battery problem or something else? Her Tahoe is a 2005 and original battery is still in it.

Wow.

No wonder you wear Toms.






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Bushmaster
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


Check the shimmy bearings. They are probably out of alignment. That or the gimble rod.





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Walt OReilly
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


get under the car and start beating the shite out of it with a hammer while your wife tries to crank it





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King
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


quote:

so my wife goes out to her car and it won't start only makes a clicking noise. I tried to jump it but no dice. We turned the key to test the interior lights and headlights and they immediately went dim. This a battery problem or something else? Her Tahoe is a 2005 and original battery is still in it.


My silverado did that. It's the battery. You have to charge that basterd for 10 minutes or more to get it to start. Trust me. Big ole battery on a big ole v-8. Let er charge a while






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BourgsTheWord
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


Starter. Just replaced mine a few months ago. Not fun. Not cheap





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LSUTANGERINE
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dead battery. Come back tomorrow when you get a new one and tell those who said it we were right.





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Latarian
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


I bought a new one but I can't replace it, its positioned weird so i'll have to have a pro do it. Problem is I couldnt even jump it to get it going.





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dkreller
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


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Her Tahoe is a 2005 and original battery is still in it.

after extensive detective work, I've figured out your problem.






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SG_Geaux
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


You need a new set of tangency points for the fetzer valve.





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King
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re: Car won't start and makes clicking noise


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bought a new one but I can't replace it, its positioned weird so i'll have to have a pro do it. Problem is I couldnt even jump it to get it going.


Did you charge that big basterd for 10 minutes+






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